Happy Birthday

I’m back from my holiday to Turkey – fabulous and sunny – even though I was hit with a heavy cold on my return……I now feel I can get back into the flow of crafting.

It is time for the October challenge at Happy Little Stampers ‘anything goes birthday’. Here is my card:

Onto w white card base I layered a black panel, and added a dry embossed piece for additional interest.

The flower from Concord & 9th was stamped and then coloured using the layering stencils, then die cut with the matching dies.

Once adhered to the card with 3D foam, I added the foiled sentiment – using blac to tie in with the black panel.

I resisted adding some gems this time – shocker – and kept it quite simple.

I hope you can come and join us with your ‘anything goes birthday’ creations – I look forward to seeing what you create. xx

I shall be entering the following challenges:

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge emboss it

Try It On Tuesday emboss it

CYHTPembossing folder – option leaves

Creative Fingers anything goes

You Are The Best

I have managed to play in my craft room today – trying to ignore all the battering winds and rain.

I’m currently loving using Pinkfresh Studios sets – the stamp, stencils, and die sets are so much fun to use. I decided to use a new set to me to create this card:

I started by stamping the image, then used the layering stencils to colour. Even though there are three layers for the flowers, I only used two Distress Oxide colours – but the lightest one I used for two of the layers so it appears darker on the second layer, then a dark blue for the third layer.

I decided I wanted the leaves brown, so I used Vintage Photo (I think!) again for both the layers, so the second layer gives a darker tone.

I then die cut the branch and turned to the card base.

The embossed layer is using a Simon Says Stamp 3D embossing folder, and cut down to smaller than the card base, and adhered using 3D foam.

I then stuck down the branch with some smaller pieces of 3D foam, stamped the sentiment and did the same.

For the colours at Color Throwdown I had to use a darker green, so after thinking about more leaves, stamping the sentiment in green (I really didn’t like that idea) or Nuvo drops, I actually found these green gems in my stash, and placed them as you see – 3 larger and 3 smaller.

I shall be entering the following challenges:

Color Throwdown light blue, dark blue, forest green, brown

Can You Handle The Pressureembossing folder – option to use pink (not taken)

Allsorts Challenge – I love……? (layering stencils currently!)

Creative Fingers Challenge anything goes